This week we are looking at the Chakras. We practiced the chakra warm up which is great for quickly balancing all the energy centres. Then there was a more in-depth look at the different postures associated with each chakra. I encouraged students to use the image of a ball of coloured light at each chakra point, explaining that it is a point of focus – stops you thinking about what’s for tea or what happened this morning. We finished the session with a chakra relaxation, using visual images and thinking about the qualities of each chakra.
I particularly like the quality of the throat chakra. It’s ‘purifying’ – in the sense of being mindful of what you say. I once heard another yoga teacher say she uses the following quote:
“Think- Is it necessary? Is it truthful? Is it kind? These three things go through my head before I speak my mind.”